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January 6, 2010 1:40:13 PM

Hi all, just wanted some input on a new system i'm building. I think I got a good deal on it. The total price was 69$ Let me know what you think:

Cpu:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Mobo:

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Video:

XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512MB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

Case:

NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply:

Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,Single 12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91

Storage:

Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS 1.5TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s


Criticism is welcome, but I think I did well for a 700$ budget.

Thanks

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January 6, 2010 1:51:43 PM

Refer to the thread in my signature. We need to know the purpose.

For $6 more, you can get better Ripjaws (1333 mhz, CAS Latency 7).

For $155 (only $15 more), you can get the much more future proof, much better ATI HD 5770.

I wouldn't trust that Rosewill PSU. Stick to Corsair, Antec Earthwatts or OCZ (OCZ's 700W StealthXStream is $50 right now).

I also don't particularly care for the NZXT cases. Generally, they're not very high quality, and the "special" features they included typically don't work. I especially don't like that one when the HAF 922 is the same price.

I would switch that Seagate HDD for a 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3. It's cheaper and faster.
January 6, 2010 6:39:48 PM

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F1 RAID CLASS 640GB SERIAL ATA/300 7200RPM 16MB BUFFER HARD DRIVE

What do you think of this drive as a replacement?
January 6, 2010 6:46:56 PM

Nope.

You want the F3. The F3 is the newest drive, and uses 500 GB platters. The only drives that use these are the F3 (500 GB, $55 and 1 TB, $85), Seagate 7200.12 (500 GB, $55 and 1 TB, $85) and Western Digital 2 TB (probably $300).

So the only suitable replacement for the F3 is the Seagate 7200.12. And that should only be done if the F3 is sold out, and you can't wait to buy it.
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